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Helpful Tips for New Hunters


Hunting is a popular outdoor activity in many parts the world. There are several people who are quite passionate about this hobby. But what about you? Are you new to hunting? If so then there are various things that you need to learn. With the hunting season already rolling, certain tips are necessary for a successful hunting trip. While your love for hunting and the choice of the proper firearm are the most important prerequisites for this sport, there are several other things that you need to keep in mind. After all you will be walking into the heart of the jungle to hunt and not end up being hunted.

Launder your clothes properly. There should not be any strong scent in your clothes. Do not use any earth scent if you are planning for the tree stand hunting. If you do, then the deer will easily smell you. The big mammals, like, bucks, have a strong smell sense. They will find you if you smell strongly. And you do not want to be isolated on that treestand! Camouflaging is an important part of any hunting. Hence, get clothes that will hide you from the prying eyes of the mammals. Various kinds of hunting clothes are available in the market.

Do not get lost in the jungle. Make sure you know the place or there is someone to accompany you in your expedition. Jungle has a geography of its own. If you get lost in it, you will keep wandering and then there are the threats from the animals. It will make a sad story if the hunter ends up being the hunted. If you are going in a group then stick to the plan.

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Another important stuff for your hunting gear is the firearm. Pick a rifle that will suit you and is easy to carry. Once you have made that choice, it is time for the scopes. The rifle scopes are manufactured by various companies. However, if you are a brand person, then opt for Schmidt Bender scopes, Nightforce, Swarovski, etc. These are considered the first class rifle scopes. Another kind of scope has become popular with the long range hunters and that is the short dot scopes. However, these are quite expensive and if you can afford it, then go for Schmidt and Bender short dot scopes. Undeniably these are best available short dot scopes available in the market today.

Wind plays an important role in your hunting. Depending on what type of firearm and scopes you own, the wind will affect your hunting expedition. Hunt with the wind blowing in face, that is the direction from which the deer is expected to come to you. In addition to this you should practice your skills. This will keep you confident about your shooting skills. Also when you are using tree stands, there are safety measures that you need to follow. Know them and follow them to avoid any accident. Once you have shot a deer, you should know how long to wait before you go to look for your kill.

Hunting provides a great adrenaline rush but utilize this opportunity wisely to enjoy it thoroughly.

About Mark Griffin

Hi, This is Mark Griffin, a professional camp instructor, a passionate hunter and wildlife enthusiast. I like to travel & participate in hunting events across the country and abroad. I have been reloading, shooting and hunting for over 15 years now. Beside, a professional Camp Instructor, I am an avid blogger and freelance writer. Plenty of my blogs/articles have been featured on popular hunting forums and web magazines. When not hunting, photographing, writing, or spending time with my 'kiddos', I usually try to master wildlife painting!

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